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. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning on toyota's 2010 lexus gs 460 suv because of an increased roll-over risk during a turn. the magazine says it uncovered the problem during routine tests and is urging car shoppers not to buy the gx 460 until this problem has been remedied. toyota owns lexus. it's the first time the magazine has issued a don't-buy recommendation on a toyota product. toyota says it will try to duplicate the "consumer reports" test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken and that consumer safety and satisfaction remain their highest priority. so that's the lexus suv. the gx 460. >> more problems for toyota. >> bleeding over into lexus, which is the one place that the damage has been contained had never been smearing on lexus until now. it's terrible. >> andrew, by the way, you wrote an article today in "the times" talking about how the banks have actually paid back their money. correct? >> you know, it's absolutely right. i wanted to take a look at the idea that maybe these bailouts, in their own way, have worked, from a mathematical perspective. we're now
with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg on the set of "morning joe." >>> and toyota accepts responsibility for the accelerator problems. plus, sports. we are going to be right back on "morning joe." [ whistling ] [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical, with progressive lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. >>> all right. a live shot from the top of the rock. looks like a nice day in new york. >> he is doing the same -- i've always been a frank ridge fan. no secret to my conservative brethren, but over the last year or two, there are times when he's extraordinarily insightful and there are times when he reads like a left-wing blogger. going back to see what the richmond post dispatch said in 1863 or whatever he did, it was -- it was just sort of m
. we'll read that e-mail next block. >> i think the reverend was correct. >>> toyota is temporarily halting sales of the gx460 after there was a warninging don't buy. electronic controls took too long to kick in after it slid out of control in sharp turns. consumer reports says that could lead to rollover accidents. toyota has already recalled 8 million cars and trucks will now be conducting its own tests. >>> here we go. i hope this script has been -- a. >> oh, my. >> a male aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint, alleging he groped and propositioned him. the aide says -- >> routinely made gestures implying that he wanted to have oral -- >> no, no, no, no, no, it's the morning. why does it have to say that? >> internal documents three months after massa was elected. his young male employee began complaining to supervisors that massa was making aggressive sexual overtones to him. ethics committee is investigating how democratic leaders handled the investigation after they forced a house vote demanding the probe. >> the probe? >> mika, what's next? >> who's writing this? >> ano
toyota in the showroom. >>> and at the bottom of the hour, rand paul, son of republican congressman ron paul, he's running for u.s. senate in kentucky. he's also a doctor. he'll tell us why he rejects obama care. first, todd santos with a check of the weather. >> hello there, mika. good morning, guys. looks like a much better morning across the east coast, especially the northeast where the last few days we've been talking about the flooding, which is still ongoing. many rivers still, again, well out of their banks, especially the patuxet river in rhode island. at least this morning looking at cool temperatures giving way to clear skies in and around the new york city area. a few thin clouds heading for sunshine this afternoon. a pretty nice picture. d.c. making a run at the 8 80-degree mark. this afternoon, beautiful all the way down to central and southern florida. we'll be back with more. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by star bucks. ♪ [ male announcer ] the cadillac laurel sales event. featuring the all-new srx. ♪ with available glide-up navigation. and ultraview sunroof.
at today's top stories. >>> toyota announces it will now test the safety of all sport utility models. the effort is to reassure buyers after consumer reports placed a don't buy label on the 2010 lexus gs460 due to possible rollover problems. toyota says it has not decided whether to recall the gx460, which is stopped selling in the u.s. following the consumer reports warning. >>> an erupting volcano in iceland is affecting flights from u.s. to europe this morning. flights have been halted across northern europe. it's the volcano's second eruption in two months but officials say this one is 20 times more powerful than the last one. hundreds of nearby residents have been evacuated. >>> breaking overnight -- the russian foreign ministry is suspending all adoptions of russian children by americans. the freeze will be in effect until the two countries reach an agreement on adoption procedures. it comes after a tennessee woman sent back her 7-year-old adopted son to moscow by himself with a note claiming she no longer wanted to raise him. the case has ignited strong outrage in russia and h
're hearing me inside your toyota and just know that my prayers are with you when the accelerator -- >> all right, i'm moving on. >> just know, i'm going to -- >> you were doing so well. >>> moving on to this story now. we've been talking about it all morning. last thursday a tennessee woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to russia. >> it happens. >> now, with him, she sent a note that read, i no longer wish to parent this child. the story has drawn outrage from the united states and from around the world with some russian officials calling for a suspension of all adoptions to the u.s. nbc's ron allen reports on this hard to believe story. >> reporter: thousands of miles from tennessee, after ten hours alone on a flight, 7-year-old justin is being kar ining cared russian hospital. the outpour calling what the mother did cruelty. she paid a tour guide $200 to meet the boy at the airport after sending him back. at the orphanage where she met the boy, the staffer remembers a happy mother and son, beginning a new life together six months ago. but now the boy tells his caretakers that whil
more than 24% from a year ago. car shoppers were lured to show rooms by big promotions from toyota and other automakers. >> "atlanta journal-constitution," drivers will have to pay more for cars and trucks but also save at the pump under tough new federal rules aimed at boosting mileage and cutting emissions. the new standards call for 35 miles a gallon within six years. here with us now, patrick gavin with a look at the morning playbook. >> morning. >> we've been talking a little bit about bondage as it relates to the republican national committee. >> right. >> we'll talk more about that later in the week in review. what does it mean for michael steele and his committee. >> the thing about michael steele is that his job is probably safe for now. there's a big reason. it would take a two-thirds vote to push him out and the republican party probably doesn't want to kick out its first african-american chairman when there's been talk how they want to reach out to that job. that's a hard threshold to get over. they're bringing in a former rnc chief counsel to look at the books, establi
facing and it was nice to hear for once that gm wasn't being undercut by toyota or nissan, but in fact, their biggest challenge was ford. another american car company. >> i hear you on that. from the patriotic point of view, it's a fair point. but gmac owes $40 something billion to the federal government and never going to pay that back. that's the truth. who wants to hear that? can i say one quick thing on goldman sachs? >> yes. >> attorney general andrew cuomo, we're waiting as everyone from goldman is going to be parading in washington. we have called him 50 times. he has not given a statement. he has given zero statements about goldman sachs since the charges 11 days ago. he has given five statements about other things including this, queen's nurse accused of knocking patient out of wheelchair and stealing medication. >> how could the attorney general of the state of new york not offer one statement on the goldman sachs scandal? >> i don't know, he has made five statements on things from wheelchair cases to $100,000 dollars of restitution because of car dealer issues. my producer h
to this to the crescendo of outrage over toyota's brake problem. >> exactly. you take consumer product safety commission, one person, one kid gets -- dies, it's a real tragedy. but these things happen again and again. >> that's to mike's point it's a middle class problem. >> we're talking priuses. >> come on. >> unfortunately, in some ways it's a powerless group down there. the coal powers have enormous power and the president hassed is for a report from federal officials next week. speaking of president, right now he is back on his way -- way back from a high profile trip to the czech capital of prague. earlier today he attended a bilateral meeting with the czech prime minister and medvedev on the heels of yesterday's historic signing of the strategic arms treaty with russia that reduces the number of strategic nuclear weapons by one-third, a step towards obama's world of a world without nuclear weapons. the president is expected to arrive back in the u.s. later in afternoon. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has canceled his trip to washington next week are he had planned to take part in pr
the threats to general motors, they weren't talking about toyota or nissan or bmw. their biggest problem, ford. >> yeah. >> so we once again have american companies competing against american companies. >> with all the kind of complaints we have about lack of innovation and growth, this is a nice, bright spot. >> the other good news. electi the lexus rolls over. >> pat! >> stop it. >> pat! terrible. i'm moving on. >> you're happy about that, pat. next you're going to hope that bmws, when they get tapped in the back, they blow up. >> accelerator sticks, come on. >> sometimes you don't say what you're thinking, pat. >>> the coast guard is searching the waters off louisiana this morning, looking for 11 oil workers after an explosion rocked an offshore oil rig late tuesday night. authorities are holding out, hope the workers escaped in one of the platforms-covered life boats. 17 other workers were injured in this explosion. four are in critical condition. we'll follow that. >>> and about 80% of flights are operating at europe's biggest airports after nearly a week of disruptions from volcanic ash
to do is go down to a toyota dealership and open up the hood of the car and see how they do it. >> that's how japan did it in the early '60s. they reverse-engineered our products in the '60s, whether cameras, electronics, tape recorders, they looked at what we did, they cloned it, figured out a way to do it cheaper, faster, not necessarily better, but to a large extent better now. >> i think this is an issue of common purpose. what is our sense of common purpose in america right now? from a political point of view you have a financial collapse that has to be managed. you had a health care debate that sucked all the oxygen out of the room. that's still where we are. here's the reality, is that we could be looking within 12 months at the issue of iran, totally dominating this presidency in terms of a choice that has to be made about where's that red line, about them being nuclear? this is the flow of presidencies, as you well know, pat. this takes time, speshespecialln there have been setbacks on the environmental movement, particularly climate change, that building a sense of national wi
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